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Discover Milwaukee's Best Kept Secret! 

Milwaukee's Most Authentic German Fare

Legendary Friday Fish Fry

FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1924

 

Kegel's German Inn

Located in the heart of Milwaukee's West Allis neighborhood, Kegel's Inn serves up the most authentic German fare in the area. Inside you'll find a warm atmosphere, friendly service and one of the most beautiful beer halls in the country. With incredible murals, leaded glass, and heavy wooden beams, one can almost hear rounds of "Du Bist Mein Herzen" reverberating in the Bierstube. Since 1924, Kegel's Inn has been the locals' go-to destination for authentic German cuisine and continues to top the charts as one of the best places to catch a Friday Fish Fry in Milwaukee.  

VOTED ONE OF MILWAUKEE'S BEST FISH FRY'S!

At Kegel's Inn, everything is made from time honored traditional recipes. Like the rest of our establishment, things haven't changed much since we first opened our doors in 1924. Sure, there may be some new faces, but our steadfast commitment to our customers and our family values keeps our atmosphere warm and inviting, our service fast and neighborly, and our delicious food in accordance to the highest standards of our family lineage. At the end of the day, our goal is that your experience gets better every time you come in. Danke Schön!

Phone

(414) 257-9999

Location

Kegel's Inn
5901 W. National Ave.
West Allis, WI 53214

Hours

LUNCH
M-F  11-2pm
Sa & Su  Closed

DINNER
M-Th  
4:30 - 9:00pm
F  4:00 - 10:00pm
Sa  4:30 - 9:00pm

Reservations by phone: (414) 257-9999

Reservations

Although reservations are not required any night of the week, we always appreciate when you call ahead about larger parties.

WHAT ABOUT FRIDAY FISH FRY?

We do allow a limited number of reservations for Friday's Fish Fry. If you call and you can't get a reservation, don't worry! We leave most of the dining room available for our walk-in customers. 

WALKING IN?

While it is customary to wait for a table on Fridays, we understand walking in can be a bit intimidating if you've never been here before. Here is a quick guide to enjoying the wait at Kegel's Inn on a busy Friday Night

1 - Get your name on the list
Walk all the way to the end of the bar and give your name and party size to Jim Kegel. 

2 - Belly up to the bar
Enjoy the great selection of German Beers and Classic Supper Club Cocktails from Julian Kegel.

3 - Feel the Gemütlichkeit
Spend your time noticing the friendliness and good cheer. Allow your senses to notice the authenticity of your surroundings.

4 - Take yourself back in time
Kegel's is a 1924 prohibition-era speakeasy. Revel in the craftsmanship of our original murals, the intricate woodwork and gorgeous leaded stained glass windows.

5 - Rejoice when your name is called. 
Getting a table is a little bit like Yahtzee, so make sure you cheer accordingly!

6 - Enjoy yourself!

 

 

PLANNING A PARTY? 

Kegel's Inn has a long, rich history of entertaining large parties. With a dining room that seats up to 100 guests*, our customizable dining room is perfect for  birthdays, wedding rehearsals, holiday parties, business meetings, anniversaries, graduations, school field trips, memorial luncheons and so much more! 

 

PRIVATE OR SEMI PRIVATE DINING
* CAPACITY OF UP TO 100*

NO Hidden Fees or Minimums
CUSTOM MENU Offerings

* Excludes Friday nights. Saturday evenings limited to around 50 guests*

Menu

Combining the culinary traditions of a German beer hall with old world decor, Kegel's Inn remains one of the most authentic German beer halls and restaurants in the country. Located just 6 miles west of downtown Milwaukee, in one of the most historically German neighborhoods on West National Avenue, Kegel's Inn takes you back in time to an era where the food matches the character of it's surroundings. Our historic German Inn is most well known for the house specialty; Roasted boneless duck. Most of our dishes have a religious following that keep our customers happy time and time again. Some of the local favorites are the the pork shanks, hasenpfeffer, sauerbraten, beef rouladen, weiner schnitzel, glazed veal and much more. While your enjoying your meal, make sure to pair your tastebuds with a stein of imported German beer! Prost!

Friday Fish Fry is a big deal here in MKE!

Friday Fish Fry 

Our Fish Fry menu has plenty of options for the whole family. Make sure to try the potato pancakes as well as our fabulous baked cod! 

 

These are legendary Pork Shanks!

Menu Offerings

Sure, we're known for our boneless duck, pork shanks, and schnitzels, but have you tried our sauerbraten or hasenpfeffer? There's so many delicious home cooked specialities to name here.

 

Good times are beer'd again! 

Beverages

With 9 german beers on tap, monthly rotating seasonal's, and plenty of other cold options, our beautiful bar has something for everyone.